Tag Archives: Congo Leadership Initiative

CLI Experience: My Community

Check out this link to see an example of CLI’s programming in Congo! This lesson, called My Community, is one of the ways CLI encourages deep community impact by scholars immediately upon their graduation. Happy New Year from all of … Continue reading

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An update from Kinshasa

CLI’s Program Officer Jason Ricciardi is about to make his way back to the United States after a two-month trip to Kinshasa. His contributions to CLI’s programming have been undeniable, and he had the following to say about his time … Continue reading

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Fundraising Success!

One of our great board members, Amanda Kielich held a fundraiser the past weekend. Here’s her update! “This past Sunday in Orchard Park we completed the International Artisan Fair fundraiser. It was a great combination of a dedicated Orchard Park Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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DRC Elections are Today!

Though there had been speculation that the election would be put off due to lack of supplies, the polls are open today to the Congolese. It was not easy for them to get here; pre-election violence resulted in a great … Continue reading

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Kinshasa Team Update!

Armel Ingala, one of our awesome senior facilitators of CLI in Kinshasa, is currently on leave and pursuing studies in Tunisia. Good luck Armel! Replacing Armel is the newest member of the CLI family, David Amul. David  graduated from the … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Tuesday!

For those of you in Ithaca: don’t forget about Fishbowl Tuesday! We know you’re going home by Wednesday and will miss the best night out of the week. Luckily, Congo Leadership Initiative has teamed up with Level B to help… … Continue reading

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Fundraising Update!

We held a fundraiser in New York City on Friday and ended up raising over $400! Thank you to everyone who contributed! Your donations are helping us empower students in the DRC. We have another fundraiser coming up in December- … Continue reading

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Will the Generational Gap Affect Election Results?

Tensions are growing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the presidential race becomes more volatile. According to Reuters there have been 188 documented cases of election-related violence in the past year. And more is expected in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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Upcoming Elections Provide a Chance for Change

With the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo only three weeks away, media, delegates and nonprofits worldwide are looking to the elections as an opportunity for the Congo to invest in their future: the children. UNICEF recently published … Continue reading

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Update from Casablanca

Check out this video for an update from CEO Nathaniel Houghton, who is on his way to Kinshasa!

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